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Number of U.S. millionaires jumps 8%

What recession? The millionaire population jumped in the U.S. by 8 percent last year, fueled by the stock market recovery, according to an industry report on Wednesday.

The number of U.S. households worth at least $1 million rose to 8.4 million in 2010, compared to 7.8 billion the prior year, according to a report by Spectrem Group. Get the full story »

Wealthy open to wooing from rival banks

Just because people are affluent doesn’t mean they’re impressed with their financial institution.

In its seventh annual survey of affluent investors who do business with various banks and financial firms, PNC found that most wealthy investors are receptive to pitches from other service providers. Get the full story »